The UConn Huskies have added the Holy Cross Crusaders to their 2017 football schedule, the schools announced today.
UConn will host Holy Cross on September 9, 2017 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
“I am pleased to announce our 2017 football game at UConn and I would like to thank Warde Manuel for helping to make this opportunity possible,” said Holy Cross Director of Athletics Nathan Pine. “It is important for our football program and our institution to play on the big stage against top football bowl subdivision competition, and to be able to renew historic rivalries in the region that our fans will enjoy. Holy Cross now has a game against UConn in 2017 and two against Boston College in 2018 and 2020, and we will continue looking for opportunities to showcase Holy Cross and our outstanding student-athletes in 2019 and beyond.”
UConn and Holy Cross have met 28 times on the football field, with the first matchup being played in 1916. The Crusaders lead the overall series 19-8-1, but the Huskies won the last meeting 22-2 in Storrs in 1985.
The Huskies now have two non-conference games set for the 2017 season. UConn is also slated to travel to Virginia on Sept. 16.
Holy Cross also has future football games scheduled against Boston College in 2018 and 2020.